Student Events


Fundamentals of Academic Research (Free) Course

For students who know they want to get involved in research, but don’t know how to get started, identify a topic, or identify a faculty mentor they’d like to work with, we have developed a new “Fundamentals of Academic Research” course delivered online through Canvas (but will not be recorded on their official transcript). It’s free, and designed to require only one hour of work per week by the students.

The Fall 2020 course begins on September 8 and ends on December 1 (Students can work ahead to finish early if desired).

Students can enroll themselves via this link:

First Mondays Consultations

The Office of Undergraduate Research will host an “open house” on Teams every First Monday of the month during Fall/Spring, from 3pm-4pm. If the first Monday is a holiday, we will hold it the following Monday.

Students simply join using this link, and ask any questions they have about undergraduate research.

Research Readiness Day - Oct. 22

Students interested in learning more about what undergraduate research is, and how to get started, can join us from 2pm-4pm to hear stories from students who have completed their research journey, and staff who can provide resources to help them get started. RSVP here:

Undergraduate Research Conference: April 6, 2021

Mark your calendars for a OneUSF event – our first combined conference, taking place this year online. Additional information will follow in the coming months, and will be posted to the Office of Undergraduate Research website ( Students wanting to be placed on our mailing list for the Conference can sign up here:

Thrive: The Undergraduate Research Journal at USF

A student organization is launching a new interdisciplinary publication aimed at capturing undergraduate research, with two issues per year. Their goal is to replicate the look/feel of an academic journal, and are seeking student submissions of 2,500 words in a style and format expected in the relevant academic discipline. Read the full submission guidelines here.

This might be an ideal location to publish preliminary results before a more complete write-up in a disciplinary journal. They are also seeking faculty willing to serve as reviewers.

Undergraduate Research Society

The Undergraduate Research Society promotes interdisciplinary undergraduate research among all of the undergraduate students at the University of South Florida. The organization is open to current undergraduate researchers, as well as undergraduate students interested in pursuing undergraduate research. This organization promotes research through various initiatives, including student talks, faculty talks, and peer mentorship. Join the USF Undergraduate Research Society.